In the late 1990s, Cash Money ignited a competitive era between themselves and No Limit Records. Both New Orleans staples became household names and were vying for the top spot in hip-hop, but the Cash Money team of Baby, Suga Slim, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Turk and Mannie Fresh let it be known they were in it for the long haul. Did Cash Money Records really take over for the 9-9 and the 2000? Click the image below to read the original article Money Changes Everything from XXL magazine’s April 1999 issue.

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